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Eager

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ISBN-10: 0553487957

ISBN-13: 9780553487954

Edition: N/A

Authors: Helen Fox

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It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take care of humans’ every need. Your house watches you, knows your secrets, and talks to you. And your closest friend can be—a machine? Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class family. Their much-loved, old-fashioned robot, Grumps, is running down and can’t be repaired, so a scientist friend loans them EGR3, an experimental new robot to help Grumps. EGR3, known as Eager, learns from his experiences, as a child would. He feels emotions—wonder, excitement, and loss. When the ultra high-tech, eerily human BDC4 robots begin to behave suspiciously, Eager and the Bells are drawn into a great adventure…    
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Helen Fox is on the faculty of the Sweetland Writing Center at the University of Michigan where she heads the Graduate Student Writing Project. She is the author of When Race Breaks Out: Conversations about Race and Racism in University Classrooms (2001) and Listening to the World: Cultural Issues in Academic Writing (1994).